This post was originally published in June of 2013.
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone—so true.
I love this saying, and wish I could take credit for thinking it up. In my humble opinion, whoever came up with it is a genius—and when I saw it on a fridge magnet many years ago, I bought several of them to give as gifts to people I recognized as being entrenched in their comfort zones. (Sometimes it really does take one to know one.) Having given most of them away, I am now down to just the one that lives in its special place on the side of my fridge, where I can see it every day.
A client of mine, upon seeing my fridge magnet, took this sentiment to heart in a big way and when it was finally time to celebrate a truly terrific and hard-won milestone in her life, she decided to reward herself with a big cake inscribed with those words. After some hard inner work, she was able to embrace a vitally important understanding: in order to become emotionally free, she needed to make the conscious choice to move past what was comfortable for her and actually start living.
I’m so happy for her—and for all of us who eventually arrive at this place within ourselves. [Read more…]